Videos

06 November 2017
Just made this one in time - such a busy month it's been! It seems to have rained every single day this month - again - so we're getting pretty fed up with it now. On the plus side, we lit the stove for the first time this autumn - what a lovely treat : - )
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06 November 2017
Peter from TreeEater Farm & Nursery (http://treeeaternursery.com/) in BC shares the challenges and lessons learned from his experience earning a living off the land for 13 years with his partner Magdalene.
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03 February 2017
an invention that could revolutionize the way trees are planted
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21 January 2017
Charles demonstrates and explains two methods of clearing weeds to grow vegetables, without digging soil or removing any weeds or soil. Mulches were applied at his Homeacres garden during the past 6-12 months, and you see the results: crops taken, while soil is being cleared of weeds, some of which were vigorous perennials.
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13 January 2017
Discover Morag Gamble’s award-winning permaculture garden at the Australian ecovillage, Crystal Waters Permaculture Village. Morag takes you for a wander through her edible landscape - the kitchen garden and food forest - sharing design ideas, her low-input garden philosophy and talks about these 55 useful plants…. 1:14 Lemon Myrtle - Backhousia citriodora 1:49 Cranberry Hibiscus - Hibiscus...
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13 January 2017
Morag Gamble demonstrates how to make a simple and affordable no-dig garden using her very effective method. Morag's method: - reduces watering and weeding dramatically - builds soil rapidly and nurtures soil life - creates environment for growing healthy and abundant food - is easy to make - uses simple materials
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13 January 2017
The result of using mulches to transform 3/4 acre (0.3ha), from weeds and grass to intensively cropped vegetables for market on 1/4 acre, using organic methods, no synthetic chemicals. Plus I show you the fruit trees, flowers, compost heaps, undercover spaces and dig/no dig trials.
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04 January 2017
A tour of my rainwater garden project where I use permaculture techniques to grow corn and squash in the desert with no supplemental irrigation. It's a project that I've been doing for a few years now and I think it's good example of what can be done with limited water and resources. I hope this might inspire others to see what they can do in there own environments.
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29 December 2016
Creating a precious soil improver from farm waste is a pillar of production of top quality crops. Dorothy Duodu, from fruit-exporting company Blue Skies, is your guide to Ghana's way to make and use compost on a large scale.
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29 December 2016
The Sahel, home to over 100M people, marks the frontier where human habitation and agriculture meets the Sahara desert. Farmers here have been managing crops and livestock with scattered trees for generations creating the vast agroforestry parklands that dominates the landscapes. Indegineous trees here are essential to locals as they provide food,medicine, timber and climate regulation. For...
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22 December 2016
We take a walking tour through our 3 year old permaculture home garden and see how much food can be grown in what was only .1 acres of lawn just a few years ago. Still a ton to learn, lots of gotchas and challenges, but pretty massive production in a short amount of time. We hope people get excited to do it for themselves!
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22 December 2016
Organic farming practices in New Zealand began on a commercial scale in the 1980s and is now an increasing segment of the market with some of the larger companies such as Wattie's becoming involved. Lincoln University, which has a strong focus on agricultural research, operates the Biological Husbandry Unit which first opened in 1976 and now focuses organic and sustainable agriculture.[1] The...
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20 December 2016
After spending our summer building labor-intensive hugelkultur mounds, we decided to try our hands at a MUCH simpler form of permaculture, using the Ruth Stout Method: Simply growing our food in hay!
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20 December 2016
In the small town of Riverton at the bottom of New Zealand's South Island is Robert and Robyn Guyton's amazing 23-year-old food forest. The two-acre property has been transformed from a neglected piece of land into a thriving ecosystem.
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14 June 2016
Look at a tomato long enough and it starts to look weirder and weirder, but is it also toxic? Could it kill you. Learn facts about tomatoes you may not have known.
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14 June 2016
If you have not discovered the joy of mulching, you don't know what your garden is missing. In episode 5 of the Suburban Homestead series you will find out six reasons to start mulching today. This web series is devoted to inspire the love for organic gardening and sustainable living. Using natural principles, including permaculture, you can learn how to grow more of your own food.
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14 June 2016
Mid spring is the time to plant outside the seedlings you have started earlier inside. Learn about the importance of hardening off plants before planting and explore the right spacing for planting vegetables. Suburban Homestead is a web-series devoted to gardening and sustainability. Bi-monthly episodes with practical how-tos.
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12 June 2016
Mid spring in the garden. As seedlings grow indoors, it is time to prepare the soil. Learn to set up a hugelkultur inspired raised garden bed that conserves water and uses garden debris as a resource (a technique borrowed from permaculture). The second episode to the Suburban Homestead web-series, it provides practical how-tos to growing your own food and live a more sustainable life.
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12 June 2016
Early spring in the garden Learn to start seeds indoors. Follow a recipe for homemade bread with spring herbs. This is the first of many bimonthly videos that delve into issues of self-sufficiency and sustainable organic gardening with practical how-tos.
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08 June 2016
How to grow organic radishes and how to use them in a delicious and surprising vegan Caesar salad dressing recipe.
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